Question From You: How Often Do I Need To Workout?
I was speaking to a potential client the other day who wanted to train a minimum of 3 days a week plus do some extra training sessions on her own. Early in my career, I would have given her exactly what she wanted without question but I’ve grown a little since then. Here’s a little of how the convo went. Me: “Why do you want to workout that much?” Her: “I want to see quick results. I want to tone up and lose this weight that I can’t get rid if. I tried everything on my own
How To Reach Your Fitness Goals For Good With This Simple Tip!
What do all diets and fitness programs have in common? They require you to hop on a scale, they take measurements and that is downright scary! Over the years, I noticed that this made most of my clients incredible anxious. The numbers were being valued more that the hard work that my clients were putting in. These numbers were the “pass” or “fail”. These numbers had way too much control. Sure, tracking progress is important but when it creates stress and dictates the succ
My Picture of Health: The Real Before & After
This is a story of a before and after. You see, I have been many shapes and sizes in my life. I’ve been overweight, skinny, fit, and even in physique competition shape (bikini class). I’ve hated my body and loved it. I’ve even had love/hate relationship with my body and finally found peace when I found balance in my life. When I became a personal trainer, I was still chasing that perfect body. I wanted a 6 pack and be perfectly toned. I worked so hard for that body, woul
What A New Mom Needs to Know About Diastasis Recti (Aka Ab Separation)
Alright, you’ve had a baby and have discovered that your abs have separated. Yep, I know this feeling and didn’t learn anything about diastasis recti until the day before my second pregnancy, 3.5 years after my first. I like many new moms, wanted to drop the baby weight ASAP!! Only I wasn’t losing it fast enough. You see, my expectation was that because I was fit before and during my pregnancy, I would leave the hospital looking the way I did before pregnancy--nope!!! So,
The Reality of the Resolution Burnout
The New Year has come and gone and billions of resolutions have been made. I made a few myself, bother personal and professional. This is going to be my year. I’m putting the intention out there for all of you to see. But this isn’t about me. It’s about how you can avoid the resolution burnout. You see, I worked in a gym and this time of year is crazy busy! Many weight loss hopefuls making it their mission to drop the weight for good. I get it, I was a weight loss hopef